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  1. Health & Wellness
    Hello everyone, it's lovely to be here! I'm part of a community farm that takes care of a small herd of goats. One of our does, a pregnant (due in 2 weeks) Anglonubian mix, has front feet that splay outwards + back feet that bend inwards. She has her hooves trimmed regularly but they seem to...
  2. Health & Wellness
    Hi all.. new here. Been caring for a dairy goat herd about a year now. Today I was putting a 2 month old kid back to pasture after bottle feeding and putting her in over the fence as usual (without opening the gate, find it easier this way then having to shove all adult does out of the way). But...
  3. Health & Wellness
    Hello, Our 8 year old Nubian has recently started limping a bit on her front right leg and walking around very stiffly. We trimmed her hooves (no signs of hoof rot) and it hasn't gotten better. There is no swelling in her legs from what I could feel/see. She is eating fine and can walk around...
  4. Goat Management
    I have the opportunity to work with wildlife and I have never seen any wild animal that has naturally worn their hooves parallel to their coronet band. If in the wild animals don't wear their hooves that way, why should we trim that way? It would make sense to me to trim similar to how hooves...
  5. Sheep
    Hi there, I'm a professional dog groomer, and I used to shear sheep for a friend of mine. Well recently she's asked me to come shear her 6 Jacob's sheep. I know it's been a while since they were done, but this was almost 3 years of growth!! Plus I clipped their extremely over grown hooves and...
  6. Goat Management
    I had seen an advertisement for an electric hoof knife that had instead of a cutting disk a tiny chainsaw for trimming the hoof. It removed a little bit of the hoof at a time while doing this quickly and seemed to be very safe. Does anyone know what brand that particular hoof knife is? Thanks in...
  7. Health & Wellness
    My 5 mo. old boer goat is limping on his right front leg. A lady saw him limping and said to trim his hooves. I trimmed them but I'm not sure what is making him limp. I know its the hoof but i am not very good at trimming. Is there a certain place on the hoof that i need to trim in order to stop...
  8. Health & Wellness
    Boer goat has wound almost circling above his hoof, it is scabbing but I'm worried about it getting infected. Am just using blue kote and it seems to be helping. What are the signs of an infection? he's running around, eating, and acting normal.
  9. Goat Management
    I hand milk my goat and trim all their hooves myself and my hands hurt. I want to know if anyone has tried out both the electric hoof knife and the air powered hoof trimmer? I saw that someone sold their electric hoof knife because their hands were small and got tired (my hands are small too). I...
  10. Health & Wellness
    Hello: We have two Nigerian Dwarf wethers that are around 6 months old named Randy and Jesco. I noticed that one of them (Randy) has a cracked hoof. It appears to be on the outside wall and it is on his back leg. I tried to get a good look at it and it appears that it is cracked too far for me...
  11. Health & Wellness
    Hello there, We've been trimming our goat hooves this past week and we found some hoof rot. I've read that a zinc sulfate dip would help them, and would honestly be easier than applying some kind of spray twice a day to 15 goats. However, I can't seem to find any specific dips or treatments...
  12. Beginners Goat Raising
    New to goats (somewhat) and we have no clue how to trim hooves. Can anything go wrong? I've seen tutorial videos on youtube and all I can think about is my farm hand snipping the wrong place and blood going everywhere and the vet yelling at us... again. Our goats aren't too fond of being...
  13. Goat Management
    I have a Nigerian Dwarf, probably about 4 years old. His hooves grow unusually fast, and I have already trimmed them for the 3rd time this spring. Instead of the dark sole under the hoof I trimmed off, I am seeing the softer white type of material that should be only on his heel. I trimmed at...
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